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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with rheumatoid arthritis ( n= 192)

From: Adipokines, inflammation, insulin resistance, and carotid atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Age (years) 55 (45.3 to 62)
Women 176 (91.7)
Disease duration (years) 9 (4 to 15)
ESR (mm/hour) 35 (20 to 50)
CRP (mg/l) 1.7 (0.5 to 5.5)
DAS28 3.1 (2.5 to 4.1)
TNFα (pg/ml) 3.8 (2.7 to 5.3)
IL-6 (pg/ml) 2.3 (1.7 to 5.5)
Adiponectin (μg/ml) 192 (136.1 to 293.7)
Leptin (ng/ml) 7.7 (3.7 to 13.5)
L:A ratio × 105 3.64 (1.55 to 8.65)
Resistin (ng/ml) 4.7 (2.4 to 8.3)
Metabolic syndrome features  
 Metabolic syndrome 27 (14.1)
 Waist circumference (cm) 77 (72 to 82.4)
 Glucose (mg/dl) 86 (81 to 91)
 Triglycerides (mg/dl) 94 (70 to 122)
 HDL cholesterol (mg/l) 56 (47 to 65.8)
 SBP (mmHg) 124 (114 to 134)
 Hypertension 70 (36.5)
 HOMA-IR 1.46 (0.96 to 2.27)
Nonmetabolic cardiovascular risk factors  
 BMI (kg/m2) 22.3 (20.2 to 24.6)
 Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 184 (163 to 209.8)
 LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 107.2 (91.2 to 129.4)
 Smoking history 19 (9.9)
 Mean CCA RI 0.63 (0.60 to 0.66)
 Mean CCA IMT (mm) 0.59 (0.51 to 0.68)
 Total plaque number 2 (1 to 3)
 Total plaque volume (cm3) 0.02 (0 to 0.09)
Medications  
 Methotrexate 189 (98.4)
 Leflunomide 125 (65.1)
 Sulfasalazine 135 (70.3)
 Hydroxychloroquine 92 (47.9)
 Biologicsa 43 (22.3)
  1. Values are median (interquartile range) or n (%).